Vol. 5 Num 557 Tue. December 20, 2005  
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OC sued for 'murder attempt'

A Jubo League (JL) leader yesterday filed a case of attempted murder against the officer-in-charge (OC) of Khilgaon police station and his policemen.

Mohammad Abul Kashem Gazi, vice-president of the JL unit of ward no 34 in Dhaka filed the case with the chief metropolitan magistrate's (CMM) court in the capital for making an attempt to kill him during the hartal hours on November 24.

The accused are OC Tariuqul Islam, Sepoy Khorshed and Havildar Delwar.

In his complaint, Kashem, also a refrigerator mechanic mentioned that he was going to Taltala to buy some spare parts at about 9:00am. When he reached the Khilgaon police box at Bishwaroad, some policemen posted at the box picked him up and took him to Khilgaon police station where they beat him mercilessly without any reason until he became senseless.

They also snatched away his Nokia mobile phone set, he alleged. Later the police forwarded Kashem to the CMM's court showing him arrested under section 54 of the Criminal Procedure Code, the complainant added.

Jubo League president Zahangir Kabir Nanak and its General Secretary Mirza Azam have been made witnesses in the case.

Following a hearing, Metropolitan Magistrate AJM Abdullahel Baqui took the complaint into cognisance and directed the deputy commissioner of Detective Branch to submit an investigation report on the matter.